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Old 27-05-2012, 12:06   #1
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Morocco for 6 Months?

Just wondering if any one has been in Morocco lately how is it where is a good place to go? Which marinas are good for about a 6 month stay thanks
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Old 27-05-2012, 13:52   #2
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Just wondering if any one has been in Morocco lately how is it where is a good place to go? Which marinas are good for about a 6 month stay thanks
I havent been but am told that they have been concentrating a lot of effort on the tourist trade..they have turned some of the Kasbas(sp?)into small hotels and everthing seems to be cheap and of decent quality..havent heard anything about the water front areas..good luck..DVC
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Old 27-05-2012, 15:12   #3
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Re: Morocco for 6 Months?

You many want to read this blog on their Morocco experiences.

Also, take a look an noonsite.com for current information.
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We were in Rabat Sale last year for 3 weeks and this year at Port Smir for 13 days. Both marinas are nice but you will find RabatSale to be your best bet for s longer stay. They are very accommodating, have wifi and clean showers. I would choose this one over Port Smir because it is centrally located with good access to trains and planes, as well as groceries and sightseeing. There is not much at Smir, pretty isolated. These are the best marinas in Morocco. Rabat Sale has a lot of interesting sites and good medinas. The staff is more than willing to help you. Don't expect great wifi thou, the office is the best place to connect. Better to buy your own connection, super cheap in Morocco. You will probably be on the floating pontoon adjacent to the kings yachts. Security is good. You are in a river away from the sea so no worries about weather or sea conditions. Your boat will be secure.
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Old 08-06-2012, 17:37   #5
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Re: Morocco for 6 Months?

terra57: Thanks for the info. I was originally planing for Rabat. Do you know if it was very crowded if I should try to contact them in advance? Also do you know if you can do all the customs stuff there. I seen in one place you can and somewhere else it didnt mention it as a port of entry. Also do you remember the approx price per ft/meter?

Thanks again everyone for the info.
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Old 09-06-2012, 00:02   #6
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Re: Morocco for 6 Months?

We too would be interested in somewhere like this for the winter. Can you live aboard there and do thy have a website?
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Rabat is a good choice. There were plenty of empty slips when we were there in June. Customs and immigration are right at the dock, couldn't be easier. We paid 2946 dirhams for 13 days including water, electricity, docking in high season.
Don't go in at night and call them to escort you in from the sea. Try to arrive closer to high tide due to the standing wave at the entry. They will come out in 6 foot seas in a dinghy and weave you in thru the sand bars. it is not too far and you then motor up the river about a mile past a very colorful group of boats, swimmers and Moroccan ladies on the banks in full costume, past the old Kasbah. It is great fun and you will like an explorer arriving from across the ocean! No worries we are 46 foot and draw 5.5 feet of water. Oh discuss your planned departure. You have to work with hi tide, call to prayer and schedule one fellow from the airport. Very pleasant accommodating marina.
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Oh ladies best not to go sleeveless or wear shorts. Go to the sewing souk in Sale and pick up a costume or have one made. They are comfortable, so beautiful and you won't stick out. Those headdresses are light and airy. I wore one in the desert. Guys can dress western. Women too the costume is just a fun idea. I think you can live aboard. Best to call thou. They speak English. I don't remember if there was a website. For wintering if you are allowed to stay 6 months, if not you run over to Spain and check out. I am sure they wil have a better rate for winter. You could try to negotiate this but it may be set.
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